Wrangell is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,364 people and just one neighborhood, Wrangell is the 23rd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Wrangell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wrangell are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wrangell is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wrangell who work in office and administrative support (14.46%), management occupations (13.42%) and sales jobs (8.85%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wrangell has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wrangell has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wrangell than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wrangell may be for you.
One of the nice things about Wrangell is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Wrangell is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.18 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.